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How Do Sense Organs Make Sense
Author(s): Sipko L. Boersma
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Paper Abstract

A sense organ is a non-linear operator operating on an external field. It performs a dual task: a. Data reduction by many orders of magnitude. b. Making sense, that is producing individual-invariant data out of the raw stream. A Wigner distribution function is a suitable operator for both hearing and vision fields. In hearing it leads to frequency , tone, perception. In vision it produces ray directions. Now tactile , auditory and visual information fit together into a single perception spectrum. Relations are shown to exist between the specification of eye , ear and tactile sense. These relations hold for many species of animals , including insects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0369, Max Born Centenary Conf, (16 June 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934338
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Sipko L. Boersma, Engineering Consultant (The Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0369:
Max Born Centenary Conf
M. John Colles; D. William Swift, Editor(s)

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